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  • The story of the National Museum of Afghanistan

    Omara Khan Masoudi in conversation with Richard Morecroft

    Saturday 8 March 2014, 12pm

    Free

    Entrance court | Duration 45 minutes | Free

    Image: Mask of Silenus (detail), Begram, 1st century AD. National Museum of Afghanistan. Photo: Thierry Ollivier

  • Auslan-interpreted talk: Hidden treasures

    For deaf and hearing-impaired visitors

    Saturday 8 March 2014, 1pm

    Free with exhibition entry

    Duration 30 minutes | Free with exhibition entry

  • Protecting the hidden treasures

    Hear from Zahir Youssofzay, former director general of the Afghan Institute of Archaeology

    Saturday 8 March 2014, 3pm

    Free with exhibition entry

    Upper Asian gallery | Duration 30 minutes | Free with exhibition entry

    Image: Leogryph bracket (detail), Begram, 1st century AD. National Museum of Afghanistan. Photo: Thierry Ollivier

  • Free viewing for members

    Afghanistan: hidden treasures from the National Museum, Kabul

    Sunday 9 March 2014, 5.15-8pm
    Monday 10 March 2014, 10am-12.30pm

    Free

    Major exhibition gallery | Free

    Image: One of a pair of pendants showing the 'Dragon Master’; gold, turquoise, garnet, lapis lazuli, carnelian, pearls; 12.5 × 6.5 cm. Tillya Tepe, 1st century AD, National Museum of Afghanistan. Credit: Thierry Ollivier

  • Learning symposium 2014

    The Gallery’s annual visual arts conference for teachers

    13–15 March 2014
    Day 1: Thursday 13 March, 12.45pm–4pm
    Day 2: Friday 14 March, 9.30am–3pm
    Day 3: Saturday 15 March, 9.30am–3pm

    Charges apply

  • Seniors tour: Hidden treasures

    Celebrating Seniors Week

    Thursday 20 March 2014, 11.30am

    Free with exhibition entry

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes | Free with exhibition entry

    Image: Circular medallion, Begram, 1st century AD. National Museum of Afghanistan. Photo: Thierry Ollivier

  • VisAsia Hingyiu Mok Mandarin language lecture 2014

    莫慶堯醫生VisAsia中文普通話講座

    Saturday 29 March 2014, 11am

    Free

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes | Free

    Image: One of a pair of clasps showing Dionysus and Ariadne; gold, turquoise; 6.5 × 7 cm. Tillya Tepe, 1st century AD, National Museum of Afghanistan. Credit: Thierry Ollivier

  • Instagram your treasures competition

    Which artwork would you be brave enough to save?

    Wednesday 2 April 2014
    5-10pm

    Duration 5 hours |

    Image: Winning entry by @mundelyn

  • Learn the art of kite making

    Free drop-in art-making activity

    Wednesday 2 April 2014
    7-9.30pm

    Free

    Function space | Duration 2 hours, 30 minutes | Free

    Image courtesy stock.xchng

  • Live music: contemporary Afghan beats

    With Ustad, Yama and Ali Sarshar of Sash Studio

    Wednesday 2 April 2014, 7.30pm

    Free

    Entrance court | Duration 1 hour | Free

  • Hidden treasures: archaeology and Afghanistan

    Lecture series

    Saturdays, 1pm
    22 March - 5 April 2014

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: One of a pair of boot buckles with an image of a carriage drawn by dragons (detail); gold, turquoise, carnelian; 5.5cm d x 1.1cm h. Tillya Tepe, 1st century AD, National Museum of Afghanistan. Credit: Thierry Ollivier

  • Art Club: Golden treasures

    For members’ children aged 9–12

    Saturday 5, Sunday 6 April 2014
    10.30am, 1pm, 3pm

    Art Gallery Society (members lounge) | Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes | Charges apply

    Image: Two ornaments in the form of flowers, gold, pearls, 5.7 cm l, Tillya Tepe, 1st century CE, National Museum of Afghanistan. Credit: Thierry Ollivier

  • Son of a lion film screening

    Watch the film discussed in our celebrity talk

    Wednesday 9 April 2014, 8.15pm

    Free

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour, 32 minutes | Free

    Image: Still from Son of a lion

  • When camels could fly

    School holiday performance

    Monday 14 - Thursday 17 April 2014, 1.30pm

    Free

    Entrance court | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Bronwyn Vaughan

  • Treasures and jewels school holiday workshop

    Sessions for ages 3-13

    Monday 14 - Thursday 17 April 2014
    See listing for details

    Charges apply

    Image: Ceremonial plate with a representation of Cybele (detail), Ai Khanum, 3rd century BCE. National Museum of Afghanistan. Photo: Thierry Ollivier

  • Music making

    School holiday performance

    Monday 21 - Thursday 24 April 2014, 1.30pm

    Free

    Entrance court | Duration 30 minutes | Free

  • Silk Road treasures

    Free drop-in art-making activity for children

    Monday to Friday 14-25 April 2014
    except Good Friday 18 April
    11am - 4pm

    Free

    Duration 5 hours | Free

    Image: Shallow bowl with two handles, Begram, 1st century AD. National Museum of Afghanistan. Photo: Thierry Ollivier

  • Celebrity events: Afghanistan

    Discover living culture

    Wednesdays 2 - 30 April 2014
    6.30pm

    Free

    Entrance court | Duration 30 minutes | Free

    Image: Oliver Percovich, founder and executive director of Skateistan

  • Exhibition talks: Afghanistan

    Hear from archaeologists and museum experts

    Wednesdays 2-30 April 2014
    7.15pm

    Free with exhibition entry

    Upper Asian gallery | Duration 30 minutes | Free with exhibition entry

    Image: Standing ram (detail), Tillya Tepe, 1st century AD. National Museum of Afghanistan. Photo: Thierry Ollivier

  • Coffee tour: Afghanistan

    Discover hidden treasures from the National Museum, Kabul

    Thursday 10 April 2014, 2pm
    Tuesday 15 April 2014, 10am
    Thursday 1 May 2014, 2.30pm

    Art Gallery Society (members lounge) | Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes | Charges apply

    Image: Crown, gold, 45 × 13 cm, Tillya Tepe, Tomb VI, 1st century AD, National Museum of Afghanistan, Credit: Thierry Ollivier

  • Afghanistan: gallery of empires

    Special lecture by Julian Droogan

    Friday 2 May 2014, 10.30am

    Domain Theatre | Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Julian Droogan

  • Archaeology and museology

    Exhibition tour and visit to the Nicholson Museum

    Saturday 31 May 2014, 11am

    Upper Asian gallery | Duration 3 hours | Charges apply

    Image: One of a pair of clasps, cupids on dolphins (detail), Tillya Tepe, 1st century AD. National Museum of Afghanistan. Photo: Thierry Ollivier

  • Access day: Hidden treasures

    Exhibition tour and visit to the Nicholson Museum with audio description

    Friday 6 June 2014, 10.30am

    Free with exhibition entry

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 3 hours, 30 minutes | Free with exhibition entry

    Image: Appliqué 'the Aphrodite of Bactia’ (detail), Tillya Tepe, 1st century AD. National Museum of Afghanistan. Photo: Thierry Ollivier

  • Guided tour: Afghanistan

    An introduction to the exhibition

    Daily 1pm, Wednesday 5.30pm
    7 March – 15 June 2014

    Free with exhibition entry

    Upper Asian gallery | Duration 1 hour | Free with exhibition entry

    Image: One of a pair of pendants showing the 'Dragon Master’; gold, turquoise, garnet, lapis lazuli, carnelian, pearls; 12.5 × 6.5 cm. Tillya Tepe, 1st century AD, National Museum of Afghanistan. Credit: Thierry Ollivier